Australia vs England: Michael Clarke becomes top run-getter in Tests this year

Updated: 06 December 2013 01:12 IST

Michael Clarke, with 908 runs at an average of 50.44 in eleven Tests, is the top run-getter in Tests this year.

Australia vs England: Michael Clarke becomes top run-getter in Tests this year
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Statistical Highlights from Day 1 of 2nd Test between Australia and England:

# Chris Rogers (72 off 167 balls) has posted his first fifty at home in Tests.

# Rogers has recorded a hundred and three fifties in Tests - all vs England.

# Shane Watson's 21st Test fifty is his ninth vs England.

# Watson's batting record at Adelaide is outstanding - his tally being 303 in five innings, including four fifties, at an average of 60.60 - his sequence of scores being 96 & 48 vs West Indies in December 2009; 51 & 57 vs England in December 2010 and 51 vs England in December 2013.

# George Bailey (53) has posted his maiden Test fifty, eclipsing the 34 vs England at Brisbane in November 2013.

# Michael Clarke is averaging 63.69 as Test captain - his aggregate being 3121 in 31 Tests.  Amongst the Australian captains with 3000 runs or more, his average is the second highest, next only to Don Bradman's 101.51 (3147 runs in 24 Tests).

# Clarke, with 908 runs at an average of 50.44 in eleven Tests, is the top run-getter in Tests this year.

Topics : Cricket Michael Clarke The Ashes, 2013 England Australia The Ashes, 2013-14
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